BUDGAM: A large number of Shia Muslims, while commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions, on Saturday used Muharram processions as a mark of protest against injustice meted out in different parts of the world.
Reciting eulogies, mourners carried out a large procession from main market Magam in the morning which was divided into dozens of processions and culminated at Astanpora Magam late Saturday evening.
With people from all walks of life participating in the day-long procession, a group of mourners said, “Ashura is a platform where we remember Imam Hussain (RA) and show our support to the oppressed people of the world.”
Black-clad Shia Muslims wore T-shirts and badges with “resistance messages” in order to raise their voice against injustice. Pro-freedom slogans also reverberated in processions.
“Karbala a call to stand up against Oppression Injustice Humiliation Terrorism,” reads a T-shirt. Another reads, “Karbala-e-Kashmir is waiting for its own Hussain (RA).” While as Mazloom Kashmir (Oppressed Kashmir) was written on the badges.
A mourner, Muneer Hussain said, “Imam Hussain (RA) in Karbala teaches us how to stand against the oppression.”
While addressing a gathering at main market Magam, senior Hurriyat leader and President Anjuman Sharie Shian, Aga Syed Hassan Al-Mosvi Al-Safvi said that there was an immediate need of resolving the long pending Kashmir issue. “I am in favour of dialogue between India and Pakistan. It is the only alternative for achieving a sustainable peace in the South Asia,” he said.